Alvin Frank Davis


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Cadet Corporal, Sergeant, 2nd Lieutenant; Rifle Marksman

Greer, South Carolina

Wife - Marie Powell; one son Alvin Frank Davis Jr.

Army, Captain

Commander, Company A , 31st Tank Battalion, 7th Armored Division

Silver Star, Purple Heart, Croix de Guerre with Silver Gilt Star


Aug 28, 1944

Killed in Action - Somewhere between Melun and Verdun, France

Lorraine American Military Cemetery, Plot K, Row 23, Grave 24


Additional Information

Silver Star presentation:

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Captain (Infantry) Alvin F. Davis (ASN: 0-362602), United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving as Commanding Officer of Company A, 31st Tank Battalion, 7th Armored Division, in action at Epernay, France, on 28 August 1944.  Captain Davis’ gallant actions and dedicated devotion to duty, without regard for his own life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, 7th Armored.

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Extra Documents

Tank Company Commander – Vignette written by Kelly Durham for The Echo